Still Moves Short Film (10 min, 2018)
Edison Jones, a small town street performer and visual artist, meanders through life while trying to build The Experimental Institute of Eastern Californiart. Through the lens of a documentarian, we see Edison in his hometown of Nevada City, California and later on a reflective road trip to Reno, Nevada.
Still Moves is a docufiction film (90% fiction/10% real). The project was filmed over the course of 5 days in Oakland, Nevada City, and Reno during March 2018. Myself (writer/director/music) and Drew Connick (actor) were the only members of a bare bones cast and crew. We met while working as production assistants at Sundance Film Festival and still hardly know each other. The total budget for the film was $1.5k, a third of which was won back while gambling in Reno on the last night of production.
Still Moves will be made available online after screening at festivals in 2018.
Nakedbutt - 1 min, 2018
Synopsis: An artist's apartment is broken into. He is robbed of several valuable items - including private pictures of his nakedbutt.
Backstory: This film was a created with two strict parameters. It had to have an exact one minute run time and no other person could participate in front or behind the camera.
Free Cruise - 4 min, 2017
Synopsis: A lonely New Yorker receives spam phone calls claiming she has just won a free cruise.
Backstory: Filmed on a point and shoot camera in New York City during one summer afternoon in 2016. No script, no plan, and one actress. The result was a shapeless character profile with plenty of peculiar animation and music.
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